Welcome to Pilgrim Community Nursery School, located in Pilgrim Congregational Church of Oak Park, Illinois.
We are a nonprofit, nonsectarian nursery school serving the community of Oak Park, Illinois and surrounding communities. We welcome children of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and economic situations. Our students represent the rich diversity of the greater Oak Park area.
All current members of the PCNS community and Pilgrim alumni families are invited to join the fun at our third annual Fall Fest (formerly known as Homecoming) event on Saturday, September 27th, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the Pilgrim parking lot.
There will be something for everyone: face painting, a bubble table, an obstacle course, refreshments, and, of course, a bouncy house. Get your groove on to a range of tunes played by a local DJ, too!
Tickets are $20 per family and may be purchased ahead of time in the School Office or at the registration table on the day of the event.
Homecoming is a great opportunity to meet other Pilgrim families (past and present!), get to know your children’s new classmates, and reconnect with old friends. We hope to see you there!
Celebrate Pilgrim Community Nursery School’s Spirit Week with us at Potbelly!
Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Oak Park (1100 Lake Street) will be holding a fundraiser for PCNS from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 25th.
25% of the proceeds from all sales between 5 pm and 8 pm will benefit PCNS’ programs and operations.
Gift card purchases count too! Stop by and grab a sandwich!
Show your Pilgrim pride by wearing something RED on our Spirit Day, Tuesday, September 23rd.
That same day, we also will be hosting a school-wide ice cream social from 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM, to which all students, family members and caregivers are invited. Bring your picnic blankets and come grab a scoop. Load on the toppings, and enjoy the taste of the final days of summer out on the lawn. We hope you can join us! (In the event of rain, the ice cream social will take place on Thursday, September 25th. We will send out an email alerting parents to the change if it becomes necessary.)
Please come enjoy lunch or dinner with other Pilgrim families and friends this Thursday, April 10, at The Junction Diner (7401 W. Madison St. in Forest Park).
10% of all “Pilgrim” sales between 11a-8p will benefit the school’s programs and operations.
*Families and Friends MUST mention Pilgrim*
We hope to see you there!
Tickets are now on sale for Pilgrim’s Got Talent!
Pilgrim’s Got Talent will be held from 8pm to midnight on Saturday, April 26 at FitzGerald’s Nightclub (6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn). This is your opportunity to gather with fellow Pilgrim parents and alums, and to let loose for a night – with the added benefit of showing our appreciation and support for the school that has nurtured and educated our children.
We have past galas to thank for the school’s playground, the Star Room and the updated bathrooms. What legacy will we leave to future Pilgrim families?
Click here for more information on tickets, donations, and other ways to help.
Do you want to show some Pilgrim spirit around town? School spirit sweatshirts are now available for purchase – order forms were sent home with your child earlier this week, and are also available for download.
The sweatshirts are available in both youth ($20) and adult ($25) sizes; youth sweatshirts are grey with navy blue lettering and adult sweatshirts can be ordered in either grey with navy lettering or navy with white lettering. Show your Pilgrim pride!
After several weeks of using the back door for entry/exit to the School, we are happy to report that the front entrances to the school (leading to the basement and also to the first floor) are once again in use.
Walk-in service will start from the usual/original location on the west side of the parking lot.
Despite the continued cold temperatures, it’s time to start thinking warm thoughts about PCNS Summer Camp! Summer Camp brochures were sent home in students’ backpacks last week.
There are limited spots available in each of the camp sessions, so please do not delay in completing and submitting your form along with the registration fee (made out to PCNS).
If you have any questions about PCNS Summer Camp or want additional information, you may contact Aileen Riley (email@example.com) or Donna Landa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you like to sing? Dance? Tell jokes? Perform magic? Kids, parents, grandparents, caregivers, alumni and friends are all invited to perform as solo acts or in groups at Pilgrim’s 12th annual Pilgrim Palooza! This year we’ll have a special interactive storytelling guest: Big Ballyhoo Show!
- When: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00p-4:30p
- Where: Pilgrim Community Nursery School
- Tickets: $3 per person or $10 maximum for the whole family (you can purchase them ahead of time or at the door). Children under 2 are free!
- Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase
- Want to perform? Click here for more information.
No act is too big or too small (but should only run 2-3 minutes). Not sure you are ready for the big stage? No worries – you can lend your support by coming and cheering on the entertainers as a member of our large and appreciative audience. This is a great opportunity for PCNS families and friends to socialize and have fun!
We look forward to seeing you there!